Definition for DOFF

DOFF, v.t. [Qu. do-off. Rather D. doffen, to push, to thrust. Class Db, No. 17, 18.]

  1. To put off, as dress. And made us doff our easy robes of peace. – Shak.
  2. To strip or divest; as, he doffs himself. – Crashaw.
  3. To put or thrust away; to get rid of. To doff their dire distresses. – Shak.
  4. To put off; to shift off; with a view to delay. Every day thou doff'st me with some device. – Shak. [This word is, I believe, entirely obsolete in discourse, at least in the United Stales, but is retained in poetry.]

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